Category: D&L Trail

Located in Eastern Pennsylvania, The Delaware and Lehigh Corridor Trail is a 165 mile-long recreational trail that runs the entire length of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. It’s pristine landscape, historical significance, and cultural contributions to the history of our country have made this area a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. Its gorgeous trails and splendid natural features provide an outdoor playground for people, as well as their dogs.
The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
This Heritage Area is 165 miles long, spans 5 counties and includes more than 100 cities and towns in eastern Pennsylvania. Its more than 100,000 acres of land covers 3 main geographical areas: the Delaware Valley, the Lehigh Valley, and Carbon County-Wyoming Valley. Three main waterways meandering through the Area are the Delaware River, Susquehanna River and the Lehigh River.
This area was designated as a National Heritage Area by Congress in 1988. Natural Heritage Areas have been set aside by the government as land for its citizens to enjoy and are chosen based upon their natural, cultural and historical significance.
A more perfect area could not have been chosen for this designation. This area has a rich history, and was influential in the early development of the United States. The trail was an early trade route for Native American tribes such as the Leni Lenape, Iroquois, and Susquehannock.
The region’s large reserves of coal were instrumental to the Industrial Revolution; in fact, this trail follows the path that coal took from the mine to the consumer. The large coal reserves of this area prompted the settlement of new towns and the creation of new industries. Four historically significant cant railroad systems facilitated the transportation of coal, other goods and people through the region.

Ground Hog Lock, Tinicum Park, New Hope, Bowman’s Hill, Washington Crossing, Yardley, Morrisville, Bristol

Ground Hog Lock – Tinicum Park This 14.9 mile section of towpath begins in Laubsville and is also located within the Delaware Canal State park. The Groundhog Lock trailhead contains a restored lock and locktender’s house, and would make the perfect location for an afternoon picnic. The trail has recently been restored after flooding, and is perfect for biking and… Read more →

Northampton, Hanover Canal Park, Allentown, Bethlehem, Freemansburg, Hugh Moore Park, Forks of the Delaware , Wy Hit Tuk Park, Ground Hog Lock

Northampton – Hanover Canal Park Before leaving Northampton, take a free tour of the Saylor Park and Cement Industry Museum. This museum, featuring nine giant kilns built in 1892, is dedicated to the Lehigh Valley’s contribution to the development of the cement industry. This region was once one of the world’s largest cement producers. The land in this area is… Read more →

Rockport, Glen Onoko, Jim Thorpe, Weissport, Parryville, East Penn, Lehigh Gap, Slatington, Laurys Station, Northhampton

Rockport – Glen Onoko Once in Rockport, you can follow this 12.6 mile trail down to Glen Onoko. Along the way, you will see abandoned ruins, and spectacular views of the Lehigh River. This trail is best-suited for walking and mountain biking. Railroad enthusiasts can check out the Rockport Tunnel; a 19th century railroad tunnel built through rock. This area… Read more →